PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard and local response crews were searching for a 69-year-old diver reported missing after diving with friends on the Chickahominy River.
According to the Coast Guard, watchstanders were contacted by James City County dispatch at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday.
At 3 p.m., Coast Guard officials said they ended their search because James City County dive units recovered a body matching the description of the missing man.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina was launched as well as a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth.
Also searching are assets from the following agencies:
- Coast Guard Auxiliary
- Virginia Marine Resources Commission
- James City County Fire Department
- James City County Police Department
- York County Fire Department